Clairity Song Premiere: Hear 'Velcro' from her Debut EP

Synth-pop fans need to get hip to Clairity immediately: the 17-year-old singer-songwriter, born Claire Rachel Wilkinson, has a sharp sense of song craft that is on full display on her upcoming debut EP, ALIENATION. Listen to EP highlight "Velcro," premiering exclusively on Billboard.com:



The Tennessee native signed to Lava Records last December, after meeting and working with songwriter Kara DioGuardi. "Velcro" is a cheeky update of Yazoo's "Don't Go" that lets Clairity's futuristic approach to pop shine through.

"'Velcro' is such a fun record," says Clairity. "I felt that it was really important to have something danceable on this EP because it wasn't an obvious move for me. I liked the idea of challenging myself sonically and, on a personal note, I'm not much of a dancer. I never quite got the hang of the party scene. I wanted to write a record for people like me who feel shy in those kinds of environments."

The ALIENATION EP is out this Friday (July 17), and includes production from Rabitt and Kinetics & One Love. Check out Clairity's debut track, "Sharks In The Swimming Pool":